Size: 6 Microfilm reels
Summary: The microfilmed Tom and Dorothy Benrimo papers consist of biographical records; correspondence, including some illustrated letters, with friends, family members, art galleries, and others; photographs of the Benrimos and their friends, and of Tom's work; an illustrated travel diary by Dorothy in Italy; writings, including Dorothy's book, Camposantos: A Photographic Essay, and lecture notes; handwritten notebooks of Thomas's; address books and appointment books; drawings, including Dorothy's jewelry designs; Thomas's sketchbook; business and financial records; scrapbooks; and printed matter.
Thomas Benrimo (1887-1958) was a painter in Taos, New Mexico. He taught at Pratt Institute in New York and was one of the first artists in the United States to introduce the teaching methods developed at the German Bauhaus school of design. Benrimo relocated to Taos in 1939 for his health and there began to paint full-time.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1984 by Earl Stroh, a friend of Tom Benrimo.
The Fashion Institute of Technology Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections and College Archives holds the Tom Benrimo sketch collection, 1930-1939.
Location of Originals
- Originals returned to Earl Stroh after microfilming.